Connors says he won’t attempt to challenge Adler

George Gilmore’s first choice to challenge Jon Runyan in a primary and John Adler in the general is out, according to a statement he released yesterday:

“The support and encouragement that I have received from friends, constituents and political leaders has been extremely flattering and very much appreciated; however, I must convey in the most definite terms, that I am not a candidate for Congress, nor will I seek my party’s nomination for that office,” Connors said in a press release.

That doesn’t mean the GOP is avoiding a primary though as Mo Hill, the Councilman from Toms River in Ocean County, Jon Runyan with the full support of Burlington County and Justin Murphy all have said they intend to run. The name of former lottery director Virginia Haines has also been mentioned as potentially having interest in the seat.

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